Oxygen transport to a given site of tissue from capillaries closest to this site and from more distant capillaries is analyzed under conditions of heterogeneous flow. The analysis is based on a more general solution of the capillary-tissue oxygen transport problem obtained by the author (Popel, 1978). The results of calculations indicate that the oxygen tension in a region poorly supplied by the closest capillaries can be significantly increased due to oxygen diffusion from more distant capillaries.
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